Alvah W. Burgess
|entered service from Beaver
Dam, Wisconsin, as a Private in Company D of the Fifth
Wisconsin Infantry. He served from August 13, 1862 to
June 20, 1865 despite wounds and illnesses suffered in
various engagements. At Rapphannock Station on Sept.
7,'62 he received a gunshot wound to his right side.
On May 10,'63 at Spottsylvania Court House, he was wounded on the top of his head. Two days later, he was hit on the left arm, just above the elbow, producing paralysis. A little over a month later, on June 22, before Petersburg, he was wounded on the shin of his right leg impeding his walking and the same day, a gunshot wound destroyed his left testicle and a musket blow to his left shoulder lamed his arm.
buried in the Old City Cemetery in
|Despite this he transferred
to Co. C, Independent Battalion on July 13, 1864 and
served till the end of the war. He came home an invalid
from his wounds and asthma, which he had contracted in
service and survived only 5 years, dying April 19, 1871.
of Burgess Grave by